Main definitions of java in English

: Java1Java2

Java1

proper noun

  • A large island in the Malay Archipelago that forms part of Indonesia; population 120,000,000 (est. 2008)

Pronunciation:

Java

/ˈjävə/

Main definitions of java in English

: Java1Java2

Java2

noun

trademark
  • A general-purpose computer programming language designed to produce programs that will run on any computer system.

    • ‘Microsoft said it plans to phase out support for Java in key desktop software products.’
    • ‘The phones use the platform independent programming language Java to perform complicated tasks.’
    • ‘From time to time it will be necessary to enable Java and Javascript for access to certain Web sites.’
    • ‘For programs that will encounter contact with malicious users, Java appears to be a great language to use.’
    • ‘The Java software language is designed to let programs work on any type of hardware platform.’

Origin

1990s: with allusion to java.

Pronunciation:

Java

/ˈjävə/

Main definitions of java in English

: Java1Java2

java

noun

North american
informal
  • Coffee.

    • ‘I could hangout at coffee shops sipping enormous cups of java hanging out with friends.’
    • ‘If you've never seen the film, then a rental might be a good way to spend 142 minutes, as long as you have a hefty cup of java standing by.’
    • ‘I usually began the day with black tea and most afternoons enjoyed a cup of java or a latte.’
    • ‘But because Americans are not nearly as fond of dates as they are of coffee, java came out on top due to sheer popularity.’
    • ‘He paused as he sniffed the air and glanced over at the coffee pot percolating java on the counter.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: originally referring to coffee from Java.

Pronunciation:

java

/ˈjävə/